Closure of Jackson County’s libraries, the largest public library closure in the history of the United States, topped readers’ choices for the biggest stories of 2007.

Closure of Jackson County's libraries, the largest public library closure in the history of the United States, topped readers' choices for the biggest stories of 2007.

Looking back, it was a busy year: A Medford teacher wanted to carry a concealed weapon on campus. The Medford School Board grappled with a deficit in bond money that threatened to close two elementary schools. South Medford boys' basketball team won the state championship for the first time ever.

We had a hard time choosing the top 10 stories, so we asked readers for help on www.mailtribune.com. About 150 readers reviewed our 13 nominations and cast their votes. Here are the results.